The 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas was buzzing with activity on June 16, marking Day 20 of the series. The day was packed with high-stakes drama, featuring the awarding of two bracelets and significant progress in several other events. Here’s a look at the standout moments from this electrifying day.

Sergio Aido Wins $50k High Roller for First Bracelet

Sergio Aido captured his first WSOP bracelet in Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (8-Handed), earning a massive $2,026,506 payday. Aido’s triumph came at the expense of many elite players, including runner-up Chance Kornuth, who took home $1,351,000. Despite falling short of his fourth bracelet, Kornuth’s finish marked the biggest cash of his career.

Scott Seiver Secures Sixth Bracelet in $1,500 Razz

Scott Seiver continued his hot streak by winning Event #40: $1,500 Razz, his second bracelet in as many weeks and his sixth overall. Seiver joked about aiming for five more bracelets this summer, but he was serious about his quest for the Player of the Year title. This victory further cements Seiver’s status as one of the top players in the game.

Mike Lang Leads Final 11 in $10K Stud

Event #42: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship has reached its final 11 players, with Mike Lang leading the charge. Lang, who has yet to win a bracelet, bagged 1,189,000 chips, making him the only player with a seven-figure stack. Hot on his heels are seasoned pros Paul Volpe and Yuri Dzivielevski, both boasting multiple WSOP bracelets.

 

The final day promises a thrilling showdown with notable names like James Obst, Yuval Bronshtein, Juha Helppi, and Robert Mizrachi still in the mix. The action resumes at 1 p.m. on June 17, with $260,658 and a coveted bracelet on the line.

Monster Stack Continues to Impress

Event #38: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em saw a massive turnout for its final starting flight, Day 1c, with 3,648 entries. This brings the total number of entries to 8,703. French player Julian Milliard-Feral led the Day 1c chip counts with 651,000 chips. The remaining 2,831 players will return for Day 2 on June 17.

 

Notable players such as Brian Yoon, Jeremy Ausmus, Chris Hunichen, and Barry Greenstein have made it through, ensuring that the competition remains fierce.

Xixiang Luo Leads Double Board Bomb Pot

The first-ever $1,500 Mixed No-Limit/Pot-Limit Omaha Double Board Bomb Pot event (Event #41) attracted 1,312 entries. Heading into Day 3, Xixiang Luo of China holds the chip lead with 4,265,000 chips. The remaining 16 players will battle for the top prize of $270,820 and the prestigious bracelet.

 

Among those still in contention are Daniel Hachem, son of 2005 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Hachem, Quan Zhou, and several bracelet winners, including William Kopp and Dario Alioto. The final day’s play begins at 1 p.m. on June 17.

Dylan Lambe Tops Mixed Omaha Field

  • Event #43: $1,500 Mixed Omaha saw 854 entries, creating a prize pool of $1,140,090. Dylan Lambe leads the 215 players who advanced to Day 2. Trailing closely behind are Joshua Adcock, Grantel Gibbs, and Jonathan Cohen. This event attracted a strong field, including Allyn Shulman, James Chen, and Ismael Bojang, with Phil Hellmuth also in the mix.


    Day 2 will see players aiming to survive another ten levels, starting at 1 p.m. on June 17.

What to Expect on Day 21

Day 21 of the WSOP is set to deliver even more high-stakes excitement. Event #38: $1,500 Monster Stack will see another ten levels of play, with the goal of reducing the massive field of 2,831 players. Champions will be crowned in both Event #41: $1,500 Mixed Double Board Bomb Pot and Event #42: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship. Event #43: $1,500 Mixed Omaha will also play down to its conclusion.

 

Two new events kick off on June 17. Event #44: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em starts at 10 a.m., promising intense action right from the start. Later, at 2 p.m., Event #45: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship begins, attracting top pros looking to add a prestigious mixed-game bracelet to their collections.

Day 20 of the 2024 WSOP showcased the relentless pursuit of poker glory, with Sergio Aido and Scott Seiver adding to their impressive resumes. Mike Lang heads into the final day of the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship with a solid lead, while the Monster Stack event continues to captivate with its enormous field. As the series progresses, the WSOP remains the ultimate stage for poker’s elite, offering thrilling moments and high-stakes battles for both live and online poker enthusiasts. Day 21 promises even more drama and excitement, keeping the poker world on the edge of its seat.